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Feels like lump in throat when swallowing saliva or food. No pain nausea fever Had some ear aches severl months but not now On low cal diet what is it?

Feels like lump in throat when swallowing saliva or food. No pain nausea fever Had some ear aches severl months but not now On low cal diet what is it?

Globus: Some people complains about this sort of sensation, may need to have a ENT specialist take a look at you or your primary care.

Lump In Throat (Definition)

This is a general term describing a symptom, not a disease/disorder. The medical description is globus sensation. It can occur by simply crying (temporary), but if persistent, can indicate something more concerning like esophageal reflux, muscle spasm, iron deficiency, ...Read more


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Today my mouth started hurting for no reason. I ran my tongue on the floor of mouth and feel little lumps. When I swallow it feels like lump in throat?

Today my mouth started hurting for no reason. I ran my tongue on the floor of mouth and feel little lumps. When I swallow it feels like lump in throat?

See a doctor: There is a list of ten different things, that could be the reason for these symptoms, from strep throat, to a candida in the mouth, to STD, so go, and see a doctor for appropriate evaluation, and examination, and proper treatment.

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Please help! I'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?

Please help! I'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?

Yes it can be reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause of feeling a swelling in the throat and trouble swallowing. Often it is accompanied by hoarseness, especially after eating. You might also notice nausea, belching, more pain after eating, or heartburn. I suggest trying ranitidine or famotidine. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and large meals, as well as not eating right before bed.

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What to do if it feels like I need to burp, lump in throat, feels like something's in my throat when I swallow?

What to do if it feels like I need to burp, lump in throat, feels like something's in my throat when I swallow?

Probably GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can present in many different ways. Most people expect heartburn symptoms, but many people with GERD never notice heartburn. Instead, the symptoms you describe, including belching, lump or fullness in the throat, and a foreign body sensation are very common. I suggest trying an over the counter product like ranitidine. Avoid booze, caffeine, tobacco and large meals.

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Can't finish meals, throat gets tight, feels like food stuck, lump in throat, afraid to swallow own saliva when symptoms occur. On Prilosec no relief?

Can't finish meals, throat gets tight, feels like food stuck, lump in throat, afraid to swallow own saliva when symptoms occur. On Prilosec no relief?

Tight throat: It may sound strange but I strongly suggest you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. He/she will examine you and decide whether to help you with meals etc., or recommend a specialist. Hope all goes well -- please keep me posted.

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Feels like a lump in my throat when I swallow or post nasal drip for last few months. Also, while looking at throat, tongue cramped like a muscle?

Feels like a lump in my throat when I swallow or post nasal drip for last few months. Also, while looking at throat, tongue cramped like a muscle?

Globus: Sounds like something we call "globus" or the sensation of having a lump in the throat. It could be post-nasal drip or something else. Best to see an ENT and let them take a look with a laryngoscope.

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Feels like acid is sitting in the back of throat for 3 days. Sour taste in mouth, throat is sore & lump in throat when I swallow. Antacids didn't work?

Feels like acid is sitting in the back of throat for 3 days. Sour taste in mouth, throat is sore & lump in throat when I swallow. Antacids didn't work?

Sounds like: GERD symptoms. You can try OTC meds such as Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole) (PPI class of drugs). If this does not work or if it recurs even after working for a short time, you should consult with your doctor.

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I swallowed gum by accident and feel as if I have a lump in throat, is it safe to sleep?

I swallowed gum by accident and feel as if I have a lump in throat, is it safe to sleep?

Drink some water: Drink some water to see if it makes you feel more comfortable. Some things swallowed will irritate the esophagus. You can also try a piece of bread to see if swallowing is affected. Most likely the gum is gone and your are a bit irritated.

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Barium swallow and CT scan clean. I have lump in throat like being choked but not food related, I cut out acid foods. Just at 6pm-ish everyday, help!

Barium swallow and CT scan clean. I have lump in throat like being choked but not food related, I cut out acid foods. Just at 6pm-ish everyday, help!

Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or cricopharyngeal ;/or esophageal dysmotility. A GI or ENT specialist is a good starting point for evaluation.

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Would a tight feeling throat or a lump in throat feeling (doesnt really feel sore, just awkward to swallow) be a sign of an std? Haven't had oral sex.

Would a tight feeling throat or a lump in throat feeling (doesnt really feel sore, just awkward to swallow) be a sign of an std? Haven't had oral sex.

Unlikely: Stds in the throat can and do occur if you've had oral sex. The feeling you're describing could be from many things, but stds would be unlikely in your case. If it's been ongoing for sometime or worsening i'd see your doctor and get it checked out.

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I have 3 red lumps on my chin2 on bottom lip clear liquid comes out itches feels tight have got sore lump in throat under chin in centre hard 2 swallow?

I have 3 red lumps on my chin2 on bottom lip clear liquid comes out itches feels tight have got sore lump in throat under chin in centre hard 2 swallow?

Sounds infectious: Although it is very hard to determine what a rash is without seeing it, it sounds like you are describing a viral infection. The little lumps with clear fluid are probably blisters, and the lump under the chin is probably an enlarged lymph node from the rash. The most likely virus would be herpes simplex, which is the virus that causes recurrent cold sores. I suggest a visit to be seen for this.

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Past 3 days been feeling lump in throat when I swallow, been told its anxiety. I don't think it is, it happens when I'm not stressed?

Past 3 days been feeling lump in throat when I swallow, been told its anxiety. I don't think it is, it happens when I'm not stressed?

Probably not serious: Feeling a painless lump in the throat on swallowing is quite often a stress symptom in female patients. It is oftentimes described as "having a ball in my throat" (Globus pharyngis) If there is no difficulty swallowing normal size pieces of food (i.e. You don't have to cut your food into tiny pieces to swallow) it's is not likely there is anything serious causing it. See Wiki http://bit. Ly/1oi9joX

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Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Need exam: I don't know but doubt that vomiting is related, but don't know. Do you have trouble swallowing? Your doctor will proably order a swallowing test to see where an obstruction in swallowing is located before deciding on the next step. Someimes you can look down the throat and see the problem. The swelling under the collar bone sounds like it could be a node. See your doctor

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Today I suddenly felt a painful lump in throat sensation, especially painful when swallowing. I also have a slight ache in my ear when swallowing

Today I suddenly felt a painful lump in throat sensation, especially painful when swallowing. I also have a slight ache in my ear when swallowing

Depends: It can be signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. When the throat is inflamed or fighting an infection, they can become swollen. You can experience pain when swallowing. Check if there are other symptoms associated like fever, malaise, ear discharge. I suggest supportive care like rest, chicken soup and NSAIDs. If sx worsen go to your Doctor. Good luck

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Felt "out of it" for a week. Been to doc twice. Sore/stiff neck. Lump in throat feeling when swallowing. No fever. What is it?

Felt "out of it" for a week. Been to doc twice. Sore/stiff neck. Lump in throat feeling when swallowing. No fever. What is it?

Virus maybe: It may be a virus or the common cold. If you are coughing up colored stuff or have white spots on your tonsils and have a fever you may need antibiotics. Drink plenty of fluids not beer or alcohol. If lump persists see an ENT doc. Feel better.

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more